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Member of the Board of Directors of the SV Group

There are between five and nine members in the Board of Directors of the SV Group. Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the General Meeting for a term of office lasting one year. It is possible to be re-elected.

Portrait des SV Group Verwaltungsrates Joerg Zulauf.

Jörg Zulauf

Chairperson

Elected Chairperson of the Board of Directors on 31 May 2023. Jörg Zulauf was CFO and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives Zurich for more than 20 years. As part of his role, he was also a member of the Board of Directors of Hotelplan, Migrosbank and Globus, as well as Chair of the Migros Pension Fund. Prior to that, Jörg Zulauf spent 11 years in management positions at pharmaceuticals company Roche in Switzerland, Korea and Germany, most recently as head of the global Vitamins Services department. Jörg Zulauf is a solicitor by trade and holds a Master of Law from the University of Zurich and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Maerki Baumann & Co AG, Crealogix AG and Galenica AG.

Karin Lenzlinger, Diedenhofen

Vice Chair

Member of the Board of Directors of the SV Group since 2010 and Vice Chair since May 2017. With a doctorate in economics (Boston University, University of St. Gallen), she joined the 5th generation family business Lenzlinger Söhne AG, Uster/Nänikon, as a member of the Board of Directors in the early 1990s after various teaching, research and work activities. From 1992 to 2015, she held managerial positions at the long-established company. From 1999, she was CEO and from May 2015 to September 2019 she served as Delegate of the Board of Directors before stepping down. Until 2020, she was Vice Chair of the Swiss parquet industry and a delegate at “bauenschweiz”, the umbrella organisation for the Swiss construction industry. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Messe Schweiz (Basel/Zurich) since 2004 and of the Boards of Directors of Bank Linth LLB AG, Uznach, since 2015 and of ZO Medien AG, Wetzikon, where she has been Chair since 2016. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of B-Lab, the Swiss subsidiary of B-Corporation, since October 2019. She is Chair of the Zurich Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Board of Economiesuisse.

Portrait der Verwaltungsräti der Sv Group Karin Lenzlinger Diedenhofen.
Portrait der SV Group Verwaltungsrätin Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss.

Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss

Member of the Board of Directors of the SV Group since April 2019. She is Co-director of the Founder Institute Switzerland, the Swiss spin-off of the world’s largest pre-seed start-up accelerator, where she supports start-ups from the initial idea to founding the business. As a mentor and adviser, she supports founders in the FoodTech and BioTech sectors. She has been an independent member of the Board of Directors of Alver World SA, a company known for the protein-rich microalgae Golden Chlorella, since December 2020. Since 2019, she has also been the owner of the innovation consultancy Agent21, which advises companies on innovation and growth strategies. Previously, Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss held various positions at Mondelēz International, most recently as Vice Chair of Global Innovation. In this role, she developed and implemented a future-focused innovation model. She started her career at Kraft Foods Austria (now Mondelēz International) in marketing. Later, she spearheaded food marketing for various product categories in Germany and Austria before moving to Switzerland and the Innovation division, where she managed a global portfolio of projects and initiatives. Ingeborg Gasser-Kriss holds a Master’s degree in English and Linguistics from the Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck and has completed further training in corporate governance. 

Pierre-Alain Graf

Member of the Board of Directors of the SV Group since 2021. He chaired the committee from May 2022 to May 2023 and is CEO of Getec Group. He was previously Senior Vice President of the Global Security Business at Hitachi ABB Powergrids Ltd. In this capacity, he was appointed Co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s “Cyber Resilience in the Energy Industry” working group. Prior to this, he was CEO of Swissgrid, General Manager of Cisco Systems Switzerland and held various positions at COLT Telecom and Credit Suisse Group in London and Switzerland. He holds various board mandates, including Chair of the Board of Directors of DEPSys Ltd. Pierre-Alain Graf holds a Master’s in Law from the University of Basel, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen and has completed various further education courses, including at Harvard Business School and the International Banking School. 

Portrait des SV Group Verwaltungsrates Pierre-Alain Graf.
Portrait des SV Group Verwaltungsrates Patrick Camele.

Patrick Camele

At the General Meeting on 31 May 2023, Patrick Camele was elected to the Board of Directors for a period of one year as Delegate of the Board of Directors. He joined the company in January 2010 as Managing Director of SV Switzerland and was appointed CEO of the SV Group on 15 November 2012. Patrick Camele has many years of management experience in the food industry under his belt and has worked in various European countries, most recently as Managing Director of Food Service at Unilever. He is a business economist from the University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen and holds an Executive MBA from the University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne.

Anne Cheseaux

Anne Cheseaux was elected as a member of the Board of Directors for a period of one year at the General Meeting on 28 May 2024. She is co-founder and Managing Partner of CAA Cheseaux Audit und Consulting GmbH, which specialises in strategic and financial consulting in the tourism, hospitality and healthcare sectors. From 2004 to 2016, her roles included Regional Manager for SMEs at Credit Suisse, Chair of the Board of Directors and Managing Partner of a hotel consulting firm, and acting as a consultant in the area of hospital financing. Prior to this, she was head of the advisory department of the Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Hotelkredit and held various positions at a bank and a trust company. Anne Cheseaux holds a lic. oec. from the University of Lausanne, is a certified hotelier from the Lausanne School of Hotel Management, a certified auditor and holds a CAS in healthcare systems and policy at the ZHAW.

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Mann mit grauem Haar und Brille in einem Anzug vor einem modernen Hintergrund.

Michael Mueller

Michael Mueller was elected as a member of the Board of Directors for a period of one year at the General Meeting on 28 May 2024. He has been with the Valora Group since 2012, initially as CFO and since March 2014 as CEO. As Head Europe FEMSA Proximity & Health, he has also headed up the European retail unit of Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA) since November 2023. In his previous roles, he was Owner & Managing Director of Rubus Capital Management Ltd. from 2010 to 2012, CEO/Delegate and Member of the Board of Directors of Jelmoli Holding AG from 2007 to 2010, and CEO of GVO Asset Management Ltd. from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, he worked as a Merger & Acquisitions Consultant in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs and as a Consultant in Strategic Transformation and Restructuring Programs at Bain & Company. Michael Mueller holds a Master’s in Law (lic. iur. HSG) from the University of St. Gallen.